The Treatise of the Three Impostors

De Tribus Impostoribus
Les Trois Imposteurs
Die Drei Erzbetrueger
De Los Tres Impostores
De Tre Impostori


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Those familiar with The Treatise of the Three Impostors recognize it as an Enlightenment-era indictment against the foundations of three major religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. That’s only half the story. Published anonymously and attributed to numerous dates, places of origin, and authors – some real, some fantastic – Three Impostors is better understood as a performative act of radical critique and protest against religious authorities.


This edition of Three Impostors includes a new, critical introduction signed only with the author’s initials. As presented, we pay homage to and continue this text’s subversive inquiry. 


“Anonymously penned, radical texts surreptitiously expand the horizons of thought, strike at the boundaries that delimit what can and cannot be a subject of inquiry, and so strike a blow against ignorance. To call a thought marginal is near enough to calling it radical, and it is true now just as it was during the Enlightenment upheavals that change—political, social, or theological—comes from the margins.” – from the introduction by C.H.


July 2015
philosophy | religion | pb | 143 pgs
5.5" x 8.5" 


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